Alex Edmans

Professor of Finance, London Business School


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Ph.D., financial economics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Summary of Experience

Professor Edmans specializes in corporate finance, corporate governance, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and corporate social responsibility. Professor Edmans currently serves on the Steering Group of The Purposeful Company, an influential UK consortium which proposes policy reforms to encourage companies to pursue long-run purpose over short-run profit. He is also on the Responsible Investment Advisory Committee at Royal London Asset Management. Professor Edmans is a research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Centre for Economic Policy Research, and a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He is the co-inventor of the Responsible Homeowner Reward to address the mortgage crisis, which was named one of the 50 best inventions of 2010 by Time.

Professor Edmans has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos; testified in the U.K. Parliament as part of that body's inquiry into corporate governance; and presented to (among others) the Bank of England, the U.S. Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, HM Treasury, the International Monetary Fund, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, No. 10 Policy Unit, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He has given TEDx talks on “The Social Responsibility of Business” and “From Post-Truth to Pro-Truth,” and he has appeared on Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, CNN, ITV, Reuters, Sky News, and Sky Sports. He is Managing Editor of the Review of Finance, the leading academic finance journal in Europe, and serves as elected faculty representative on the LBS Governing Body. He also has written for the Financial Times, Harvard Business ReviewHuffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal


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